Saturday, July 02, 2005

The Myth of the Chemical Imbalance in Mental Health

The President of the American Psychiatric Association had to admit (to People Magazine) that there is no objective evidence to the theory that a chemical imbalance in the brain causes depression.

Yet this is the entire premise they have been using to sell their "treatment" of the human condition with dangerous drugs that, according to the FDA's admission, these drugs INCREASE THE RISK OF SUICIDE.

I am very proud of Tom Cruise for not backing down in this debate.

Citizens Commission on Human Rights has come out with a very interesting statement on all this:

"Medical doctors today struck out against the dangerous position actress Brook Shields has taken in promoting the antidepressant Paxil for treatment of post partum depression (PPD).

"'Ms. Shields does not address the tremendous body of medical opinion against antidepressants being prescribed for PPD, nor does it appear she was medically advised of this.

" 'The FDA warns that these drugs can cause hostility, anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, and mania, which is a public health warning ignored in recent media coverage,' said Anthony P. Urbanek, M.D., a surgeon from Nashville."

This and a great deal of other important information is available at the Citizens Commission on Human Rights' web site.